Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hijackers can't attack Indian airports: Security officials

The security agencies managing civil aviation in India are of the view that though there are no chances of an Egypt Air-like hijacking situation in India, nothing, nonetheless, can be ruled out.
All the personnel and security officials dna spoke to did so on the condition of anonymity.

A domestic Egypt Air flight, MS181, was hijacked and forcefully diverted to Larnaca airport in Cyprus after taking off from Borg El Arab airport on Tuesday. The hijacker told the passengers and crew members that he is wearing a suicide belt laden with explosives. He later surrendered himself to government authorities after sustained negotiations.
A high-ranking official of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is tasked with airport security, said that the issue of security is like a cat-and-mouse game. "However, if something like 9/11 is possible in the US, which had till then boasted about its foolproof security, then anything is possible," he added.
Another senior officer from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which manages most of the civil aviation airports in India, said that the security hold area at airports in well-equipped to detect any kind of explosives. "Anybody carrying any kind of explosives will definitely get caught," he said.
30/03/16 Shahkar Abidi/Daily News & Analysis
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